Elias Takor Ayuk

Director, United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa

Dr. Elias Takor Ayuk is Director of the UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA). He was previously Senior Programme Specialist with the Globalization, Growth and Poverty Programme at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Regional Office for West and Central Africa, in Dakar, Senegal.  He had previously served as Acting Executive Director of SISERA from 2002 to 2006. Other previous positions included Regional Senior Policy Economist and Project Leader with the Southern African Development community/World Agro-forestry Centre (ICRAF) Agro-forestry Research Project (1998-2002, Zimbabwe); Regional Policy Economist (1994-1998, Mali) and Regional Economist and country Representative (1992-1994, Burkina Faso) with the ICRAF Semi-Arid Lowlands of West Africa Regional Programme.